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Paracordist makes #paracord items meant to be USED by outdoorsmen, hunters, hikers, orienteers, survivalists, bushcrafters and preppers (to name a few)

posted Jul 6, 2012, 2:09 PM by Kevin Gagne   [ updated Aug 15, 2012, 5:56 PM ]

Here is the second installment of my portfolio slideshow. It contains everything the first video did, and all the new stuff up front. Please have a look and don't forget to click the "SHARE" button on top! Feel free to hit me up with questions here, on Facebook or Twitter!
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Paracordist how to throw a quick coil paracord monkeys fist lifeline from a boat

posted Jul 6, 2012, 1:58 PM by Kevin Gagne   [ updated Jul 6, 2012, 2:36 PM ]

Did this video with my 10 year old nephew being a great sport and jumping overboard to play along. I know its a bit hoakey, but it was done for fun and to simply show that a monkeys fist is very effective at heaving a line - after all, thats what it was originally used for by sailors! Another point made in the video is that a proper figure 8 coil (made on a jig like we do for all our paracord we sell, or by hand like my previous video) can be used to keep cord from tangling when thrown!
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Fiskars X7 and Mora 2 #paracord handle wraps, Turks Head #knots & SkogKniv Lanyard

posted Jul 6, 2012, 1:46 PM by Kevin Gagne   [ updated Jul 6, 2012, 1:49 PM ]

If this isn't some of the world's best paracord work, I don't know what is. Teamwork is key within Paracordist Creations LLC, and I think Tony for his fine efforts on these #bushcraft gems! All the items shown can be purchased here at excellent prices! [click to shop]

Paracordist pre - #paracord rock sling; a primitive #weapon made with mason's twine, leather and dental floss

posted Jul 6, 2012, 1:37 PM by Kevin Gagne   [ updated Jul 6, 2012, 1:39 PM ]

I'd thought I lost this sling, one of my favorites before I made all-paracord slings, but it turned up a day or two ago. This sling is made with ordinary braided (not twisted) mason's twine from the hardware store. I based the pocket size off of a template I found on Its the perfect all around size to throw anything from golf ball to tennis ball size projectiles. The sling braid splits in two to forum the outer pocket edges (sewn to leather with dental floss). I can't remember the specs on the number of strands, length etc. Look up "apache sling" on becaust I think thats where I learned the basic approach. My all-paracord slings are currently for sale on this site [click to buy].

The "Cannonball" (1.5") and the "Shot Put" (1") steel bearings now available from Paracordist Creations for your #DIY #Paracord monkeys fist creations!

posted Jun 28, 2012, 3:00 PM by Kevin Gagne   [ updated Jun 28, 2012, 3:10 PM ]

Now you can buy the exact same steel ball bearing inserts I use in my Monkeys Fist creations, from the Steel Saints Lanyard and TKMA Lanyard, to the Self Defense Keychain and the Black Widow keychain! [CLICK TO BUY]

Paracordist Creations LLC using a jig to hand roll our USA MADE no-tangle 550 paracord skeins

posted Jun 28, 2012, 2:48 PM by Kevin Gagne   [ updated Jul 6, 2012, 2:37 PM ]

Here is a video of my dad demonstrating the jig he created and utilizes to hand ravel 100', no tangle paracord skeins for sale here on my site! (Click to buy). These paracord skeins can be deployed quickly without the tangling associated with machine coils.
Checkout this older video of mine, showing how this figure 8 style coil works!
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Paracordist how to TIGHTEN a two color monkey's fist knot made with paracord and a jig

posted Jun 14, 2012, 5:46 AM by Kevin Gagne   [ updated Aug 15, 2012, 6:20 PM ]

Tightening the paracord monkey's fist knot may be the most challenging part of the process, and the most critical to a satisfactory final product. Despite this fact, no one including myself had dedicated any video to the topic. By popular demand, I've made the second installment of my "two color monkey's fist" video series (click for first part) all about tightening the monkeys fist knot! Care and patience are key to maintaining uniformity through multiple tightening passes. Rush to finish, and you get what you get! While the video shows the two color monkeys fist, the process is the same for a solid color version (like the one shown in my 8-pass, 1.5" monkeys fist video).

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Paracordist how to tie a two color monkey's fist knot with #paracord and a jig

posted Jun 12, 2012, 7:22 AM by Kevin Gagne   [ updated Jun 12, 2012, 8:13 AM ]

This is the first of a three part video series on making the two color Monkey's Fist keychain fob. I've never seen any two-color monkeys fist how to videos, so this is my take on the process. Any similarity to someone else's approach is coincidental, and if I learn better ways to do this maybe I'll do a follow-up video. The finished keychain fob can be used in self defense applications, it can be tied to the ends of 550 cord to create a boleadora (bolas), or it can be used to weigh a heaving line for nautical and other purposes. This first video segment will demonstrate the use of the exclusive monkey's fist jig and two strands of 550 para cord to form the knot. I'll soon be following up with Part II which will show the proper tightening of the monkeys fist (a task I took for granted, but many people have requested that I film). Finally, Part III will show the formation of the doubled lanyard knot with a loop. Enjoy and as always, if you find this video helpful please click Share, Like, Favorite etc...

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**NEW** BSB - Best #Survival Bracelet Medic Alert! The ultimate #paracord #bracelet has just given new "life" to your #EDC

posted Jun 6, 2012, 6:46 PM by Kevin Gagne   [ updated Jun 6, 2012, 6:53 PM ]

Now my BSB life saving bracelet has taken on an even more important EDC role - becoming your Emergency Medic Alert bracelet. Finally, a "cool" medic-alert bracelet that has everything the BSB has, including the firesteel toggle. The front/top will have the universal medic alert symbol engraved as indicated on the photo. The back, accessible to EMS personnel upon clipping/cutting the jute at the tag, can be engraved with two lines with information such as "John Doe - Insulin Dependent". After ordering, you'll need to contact me ASAP with snug against the skin wrist measurement, and medical engraving info. The sooner I hear from you, the sooner we can make the bracelet. Please allow approximately 4 weeks from order to shipment. CLICK TO BUY NOW! Available colors include Black, OD, Tan, Woodland Camo, ACU & Orange!

#Paracord #Bracelet "D" shackles available at Paracordist Creations LLC for a limited time!

posted Jun 6, 2012, 6:40 PM by Kevin Gagne   [ updated Jun 6, 2012, 6:56 PM ]

I've acquired a limited quantity of these cool "D" shaclkes perfect for your DIY paracord bracelet projects. They are available while supplies last! CLICK TO BUY.


These are compatable with the Ultimate Paracord Bracelet Jig available on this site!

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